Why is the shallow collection of corals about 5.5 miles south of Ramrod Key called Looe Key and not Looe Reef? Well, when the H.M.S. Looe wrecked...

Rare And Endangered: The Florida Panther And Us

“How America’s most endangered cat could help save Florida.” The headline in National Geographic (NatGeo)’s latest feature on the rare and endangered Florida panther kindles an ambitious hope...
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Mayan Apocalypse 2012 – Or, don’t believe everything you read in the movies!

“It’s the big one, Elizabeth!” The immortal words of Fred Sanford begin what could be my last column for the last ever edition of the Weekly Newspapers...
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In Their Own Words with Jonathan Woods

Key West is a great place to live for writers because of its great writer vibe created by its long literary heritage from Hemingway to Tennessee Williams and Elizabeth Bishop to Philip Caputo, Tom McGuane, John Leslie and Robert Stone, to name a few.
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Barry Cuda still pushin’ piano

I also love playing the Green Parrot. I think it is the most interesting bar musically on the island and in South Florida for that matter.
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Historic fire house also haunted – Curators talk about grand opening, things that go...

“But the thing that really convinced me was one photograph,” he said. “It was a group shot and in it was the image of a small African-American girl, dressed in the fashion from the early days of the firehouse. She wasn’t there. How’d she show up in the photo?”
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Since when is the World Wide Web not worldwide? Or, how best to market...

Heads in beds. It’s not the title of a horror movie (although it would make a great horror movie title). It’s the ultimate goal of our tourist industry,...
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Adam Cooley brings ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ to TSKW

I have heard that Key West is known to have some pretty wild partiers and eccentric personalities so hopefully a show like “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” will be right up their alley.

30 is the new 20: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary turns 30

“Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, We’ll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band, Down in Kokomo.” Released in...
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Recipe – Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Over the past few weeks, the Epicurean has received two requests for blackened dishes. One from Sundowners, for their lightly blackened Yellowtail with warm mango salsa, and...

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